# 23.5: Analysis


1. In general, which showed the greater temperature change when combined and isolated, the metal samples or the cold water.  Explain why this happened.
2. Describe any possible sources of error that may have occurred during your investigation.

3. Based on the chart of specific heat capacities below, which of your metal samples would you expect to have the smallest change in temperature?  Which metal would you expect to have the largest change in temperature?

Table $$\PageIndex{1}$$: Chart of specific heat capacities

Material

Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg°C)

Aluminum

900

Brass

380

Copper

387

Iron or Steel

452

128

Tungsten

134

Zinc

390

Water

4186